Unknown number of terrorists Wednesday evening at about 7pm, attempted to force their way into an Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp near the United Nations hub in Ngamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state in Northeast Nigeria.
Akelicious gathered that they met stiff resistance from soldiers stationed at and around the camp and the UN humanitarian hub, and were successful repelled.
Some IDPs, however, told Akelicious that there were casualties on both sides, the number of which could not be ascertained as there was no reply to questions seeking official statement on the casualty figures from the military as at press time.
According to reports from Ngala, the attack may not be unconnected with an attempt to loot items from the biggest mobile storage unit in the local government.
“We suspect that, the terrorists are out with the target of attacking the humanitarian hub as well as the storage unit to loot food and items,” a security source told Akelicious.
Although the extent of damage cannot be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, sources said there has been the presence of Boko Haram group around Ngala, and attacks as such may increase especially with the commencement of the Ramadan fast.